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Stories about Donl Rua, Somhairle Rua and Am Piocar Mor, 14 July 1870

Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/92

Scope and Contents

Stories collected from Roderick MacKenzie, carpenter, aged 68 years, Sruthan Ruadh, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist about Don[u]l Rua [Dòmhnall Ruadh], Somhairle Rua[dh] and Am Piocar Mòr. The first story tells how eighteen of the MacVicar ministers were buried in Caibeal Baile Raghnaill and that Dòmhnall Ruadh had permission to bury and build a wall around them but when the road was built he refused to let MacVicars be buried there. The second tells how Somhairle Ruadh was the son of 'nin Uistean Ghriminis' [nighean Uisdean, Griminis/Griminish] and that as an infant suckled his grandmother when she was 60 years old. he was also known as Somhairle Rut from having lived at Rut in Ireland. The third story tells how Am Piocar Mòr had six sons who were murdered by Uistean Mac Gilleaspa Chle[r]ich [Uisdean mac Gilleasba Chleireach].


  • Creation: 14 July 1870

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 64 folios ; 19.5 x 23 cm